This practical book aims to support children's investigative skills through heuristic play, encouraging children to begin to hypothesise and predict what might happen. This free exploration helps children to make discoveries, find meaning in the world around them and to become resilient learners. These are all important characteristics of effective learning. The book is full of interesting ideas to challenge children from when they begin to toddle until the end of Foundation Stage. The activities are cleverly linked to children's schemas to help plan more individualised learning. They also support children's fine motor development, mathematical understanding, social communication and language development as they explore, investigate and test their ideas. 56pp, A4.